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The Mummy is a American pre-Code horror film directed by Karl Freund. The screenplay and Frankenstein informed their films Dracula and Frankenstein. Freund cast Zita Johann, who believed in reincarnation, and named her and the studios' comedy-horror crossover movie Abbott and Costello Meet. Namely, is 's Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein an official entry into the Frankenstein and Dracula were both released in Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
He proceeds to destroy his hotel room while Wilbur is on the line. Wilbur thinks the call is a prank and hangs up. Meanwhile, the museum owner, McDougal Frank Fergusonhas arrived to claim the shipments. When Wilbur badly mishandles the crates, McDougal demands that the boys deliver them to his museum so his insurance agent can inspect them.
Chick and Wilbur deliver the crates after hours. They open the first one and find Dracula's coffin. When Chick leaves the room to retrieve the second crate, Wilbur reads aloud the Dracula legend printed on an exhibit card.
The coffin slowly creaks open. Wilbur is so frightened that his attempts to call Chick result in helpless sputtering. Before Chick returns with the second crate, Dracula climbs unnoticed out of his coffin and hides in the shadows.
Wilbur claims that the coffin opened, but Chick shows him that it is in fact empty. While the boys open the second crate containing the Monster, Chick leaves the room to greet McDougal and the insurance agent. Dracula now hypnotizes Wilbur and reanimates the Monster. They both leave and by the time McDougal, the insurance agent, and Chick enter, both crates are empty. McDougal accuses the boys of theft and has them arrested.
Sandra, a gifted surgeon who has studied Dr. Frankenstein's notebooks, has seduced Wilbur as part of Dracula's plan to replace the Monster's brutish brain with a more pliable one—Wilbur's.
Wilbur and Chick are bailed out of jail. They assume that Sandra posted bond, but Joan Raymond Jane Randolphan undercover investigator for the insurance company, did so. Joan also feigns love for Wilbur, hoping that he will lead her to the missing "exhibits".
Wilbur invites Joan to a masquerade ball that evening. Meanwhile, Lawrence Talbot has tracked Dracula and the Monster from Europe and has taken the apartment across the hall from Wilbur and Chick. Talbot asks Chick and Wilbur to help him find and destroy Dracula and the Monster. Wilbur believes, but Chick remains skeptical. That night Wilbur, Chick and Joan go to Sandra's castle to pick her up for the ball.
Wilbur answers a telephone call from Talbot, who informs them that they are in fact in the "House of Dracula". They run out of the box and compose themselves, but when they enter the box again, in her next performance, Christine reaches her triumph during the finale and receives a standing ovation from the audience.
When Raoul visits her in her room, she pretends not to recognize him, because unbeknownst to those in the room 5.Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) - The Medallion of Death Scene (5/10) - Movieclips
The Cat and the Canary film — The Cat and the Canary is a American silent horror film adaptation of John Willards black comedy play of the same name. The plot revolves around the death of Cyrus West, who is Annabelle, Charlie, and Pauls uncle, Annabelle inherits her uncles fortune, but when she and her family spend the night in his haunted mansion they are stalked by a mysterious figure. Meanwhile, a known as the Cat escapes from an asylum.
The film is part of a genre of horror films inspired by s Broadway stage plays. Paul Lenis adaptation of Willards play blended expressionism with humor, a style Leni was notable for, Lenis style of directing made The Cat and the Canary influential in the old dark house genre of films popular from the s through the s. The film was one of Universals early horror productions and is considered the cornerstone of Universals school of horror, the play has been filmed five other times, with the most notable in starring comedic actor Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard.
In a decaying mansion overlooking the Hudson River, millionaire Cyrus West approaches death and his greedy family descends upon him like cats around a canary, causing him to become insane. West orders that his last will and testament remain locked in a safe, as the appointed time arrives, Wests lawyer, Roger Crosby, discovers that a second will mysteriously appeared in the safe. The second will may only be opened if the terms of the first will are not fulfilled, the caretaker of the West mansion, Mammy Pleasant, blames the manifestation of the second will on the ghost of Cyrus West, a notion that the astonished Crosby quickly rejects.
The will, however, stipulates that to inherit the fortune, she must be judged sane by a doctor, if she is deemed insane, the fortune is passed to the person named in the second will. The fortune includes the West diamonds which her uncle hid years ago, Annabelle realizes that she is now like her uncle, in a cage surrounded by cats.
While the family prepares for dinner, a guard barges in, the guard tells Cecily, Hes a maniac who thinks hes a cat, and tears his victims like they were canaries.
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Meanwhile, Crosby suspects someone in the family try to harm Annabelle. Before he speaks the name, a hairy hand with long nails emerges from a secret passage in a bookshelf and pulls him in. When she explains what happened to Crosby, the family immediately concludes that she is insane, alone in her assigned room, Annabelle examines a note slipped to her which reveals the location of the family jewels, fashioned into an elaborate necklace. She follows the instructions and soon discovers the hiding place 6.
Dracula's Daughter — Draculas Daughter is a American vampire horror film produced by Universal Studios as a sequel to the film Dracula. Draculas Daughter tells the story of Countess Marya Zaleska, the daughter of Count Dracula, following Draculas death, she believes that by destroying his body she will be free of his influence and can live as a human. When this fails, she turns to psychiatry and Dr.
Jeffrey Garth, when his efforts fail, she kidnaps Janet, the woman Jeffrey loves, and flees with her to Transylvania in an attempt to bind Jeffrey to her. She is foiled and destroyed when her jealous manservant shoots her with an arrow, ostensibly based on a short story titled Draculas Guest by Bram Stoker, the film bears little or no resemblance to the original source material.
Selznick initially purchased the rights to the story for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Selznick, probably knowing he could not legally make the film because of Universals copyright on the original film, sold the rights to Universal. After first assigning the picture to James Whale, Universal production head Carl Laemmle, Draculas Daughter was not as successful as the original upon its release, although it was generally critically well-reviewed.
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In the intervening decades, criticism has been deeply divided, Modern critics and scholars have noted the strong lesbian overtones of the film, which Universal acknowledged from the start of filming and exploited in some early advertising. Von Helsing is taken by police to Scotland Yard, where he explains that he indeed did destroy Count Dracula, instead of hiring a lawyer, he enlists the aid of a psychiatrist, Dr.
Jeffrey Garth, who was once one of his star students. However, Sandor soon begins to discourage her telling her all that is in her eyes is death. She soon gives into her thirst for blood, the Countess resumes her hunting, mesmerizing her victims with her exotic jeweled ring. After a chance meeting with Dr. Garth at a society party, the doctor advises her to defeat her cravings by confronting them and the Countess becomes hopeful that her will plus Dr.
Garths science will be strong enough to overcome Draculas malevolence. The Countess sends Sandor to fetch her a model to paint, Countess Zaleska initially resists her urges but succumbs and attacks Lili. Although the girl survives the attack, when Dr.
Garth tries to hypnotize her to learn what happened, she suffers heart failure and she intends to transform him into a vampire to be her eternal companion. Garth agrees to exchange his life for Janets, before he can be transformed, Countess Zaleska is destroyed when Sandor shoots her through the heart with an arrow as revenge for her breaking her promise to make him immortal.
He takes aim at Dr. Garth but is dead by a policeman. The story includes an encounter between a man and a female vampire, the story does not establish a filial relationship between the female vampire and Dracula. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executive David O. Selznick negotiated a contract in with Stokers widow, Florence, the project was code-named Tarantula in correspondence 7.
The tradition started intying it for the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States with Americas Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit, the three-hour Macys event is held in Manhattan starting at 9,00 a.
In New York, the employees marched to Macys flagship store on 34th Street dressed in vibrant costumes, there were floats, professional bands and live animals borrowed from the Central Park Zoo. At the end of that first parade, as has been the case with every parade since, at this first parade, however, the Jolly Old Elf was enthroned on the Macys balcony at the 34th Street store entrance, where he was then crowned King of the Kiddies.
With an audience of overpeople, the parade was such a success that Macys declared it would become an annual event, anthony Tony Frederick Sarg loved to work with marionettes from an early age.
After moving to London to start his own business, Sarg moved to New York City to perform with his puppets on the street. Macys heard about Sargs talents and asked him to design a display of a parade for the store. Sargs large animal-shaped balloons, produced by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio, at the finale of the parade, the balloons were released into the sky, where they unexpectedly burst.
Hydetwo roles which had previously been portrayed by Boris Karloff in the studios' previous film franchise. In Junethe studio announced the name, logo, theme music written by Danny Elfmanand upcoming schedule for the shared universe titled Dark Universe.
The series of films will continue with Bride of Frankenstein Criticism[ edit ] The Mummy has been decried for " othering " Eastern culture, especially portraying it as being more primitive and superstitious than Western culture.
In one scene, Helen Grosvenor longs for the "real" Classical Egypt, disparaging that she is in contemporary Islamic Egypt. This is viewed by critic Caroline T.
Schroeder as a slight against Islamic culture at the time. Hall, of the Perth Museum and Art Gallery, film portrayals of Egypt, especially in Egyptian archeology, often deal with themes of appropriating and controlling the dangers of non-European cultures, or deal with the past if it relates to legend and superstition.
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Mummies, Hall says, are a common example of this. While he commends the archeological wisdom espoused by Sir Joseph Whemple in this film, he writes that "much more is learned from studying bits of broken pottery than from all the sensational finds.
Our job is to increase the sum of human knowledge of the past. Thoththe Egyptian god of knowledge, is said to be the inventor of hieroglyphs and the author of the Book of the Dead. The film also makes reference to the Egyptian myth of the goddess Isis resurrecting Osiris after his murder by his brother Set. Mummification was a sacred process meant to prepare a dead body to carry the soul through the afterlife, not for being reincarnated and living again on Earth.